WonderDogs

Hi everyone, WonderDogs, the place where Belle and I take our agility classes, is in need of some financial help. I really love this place and I'm really upset that I might lose it. I understand that not everyone can afford to donate, but every little bit helps. If you can't help financially you can [...]

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Class #7

I didn't post for class #5 and we couldn't go to class #6 because Belle was in heat but lemme tell you about class #7. We were a small class this week and one of my instructors was not there. We had an addition to our class this week, a corgi named Max. We started [...]

Who’s Ready for Some Belle-O-Vision!?

My GoPro came in last week and I immediately strapped it onto Belle. Just for the record: She hates the GoPro Fetch harness. But she's getting more used to it each time I put it on her. I almost always have Belle on a leash so I mount the camera on her front so that [...]

Some Ideas for Presenting My Research

At the end of this semester I must present all the research I am doing. I've been meditating on that since I've involved so much media in my project. If I start recording some video diary entries now, I could do a lengthy vlogumentary, but I'm not sure how I would query that. I also thought about [...]

The 3rd Class and Vlog #6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO-F83NLbRA Wow, Vlog #6? I don't believe myself. I must be lying. I think the third class is a great time to reflect on what I've learned so far. Bring poop baggies. Belle likes to start class that way. One bag of treats is not enough. I must work with her everyday in order to [...]

Some Outside Sessions Vlog #4

http://youtu.be/UtXktNuxYks As promised, I recorded some training with Belle in the backyard. She decided to show me up while the camera was running and actually listened. I feel like the cable lead had something to do with it.  The moment that the camera stopped and we were within spitting distance of my backdoor, Belle decided [...]

More Notes and Vlog #2

Our first class is tonight! Here is a brief vlog about Belle (and her sister Luka) getting their shots. Belle needs hers for class, but they were both due to get them. Don't worry, their big ol' Lab butts don't feel a thing. http://youtu.be/Wzcql6inWxs Agility is an athletic event which demonstrates a dog's willingness to [...]

Vlog #1: The Beginning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxOvXOHpov4&feature=youtu.be As part of my Core 2 research project, I am training my Labernard, Belle, to compete in AKC Agility Trials. I start classes on March 2nd, 2015, at Wonderdogs in Berlin, NJ and I just wanted to make a quick post about where I am at the start of all this and also to [...]

The Year in Recap

It's been a pretty big year for me. I'm in a loving, committed relationship, I graduated college, my dog died, we have two furry additions to the family, I was accepted to grad school... I graduated with my BA this summer and I am seriously just amazed at myself. Growing up, I wasn't what anyone [...]

It’s Still Not Noon…

Let's talk about work. My work. My lack of work... the company I work for currently is about to switch data programs and so I haven't been able to open any orders. Which, as you can imagine, has made my December incredibly boring. Now, most people are happy to get paid for doing nothing. In [...]